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Massachusetts House Leaders Propose Bump In Local Aid, Education Spending In Next State Budget

The Massachusetts State House
Jim Levulis

      The Massachusetts House will begin debate next Monday on a state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st

       The starting point for the debate is the budget proposed by the House Ways and Means Committee.  State Representatives have until this Friday to file proposed amendments to the spending plan.

        WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Democratic State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chairman of the budget-writing committee.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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